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Eero Hämeenniemi

Photo: Aino Lappalainen
Photo: Aino Lappalainen

Eero Hämeenniemi is a composer, writer and improvising pianist. Many prominent artists and orchestras have performed his music, including the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz (Hamburg), The Australian Chamber Orchestra, Avanti!, the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and others.

Collaboration with leading Indian musicians has been an important aspect of his work. The South-Indian star singer Bombay Jayashri premiered Hämeenniemi’s song cycle Sab kahan? on the BRQ-festival in 2013 with the musicians of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra. He has published 10 books: essays, poetry translations and one novel. Laura Maddalena is his first play. It was commissioned by Elina Mustonen.

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